Is a .20 ct round diamond flawless better then a .50 ct flawed diamond

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you pick a smaller flawless stone over a larger flawed stone
    Smaller flawless stone : (79 votes)
    52 %
    Larger flawed stone : (72 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 3
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    1893 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

    I would find a happy medium. You don’t need flawless, but I wouldn’t be happy with I2. What about a .3 or .4 VS2 or SI1?

    Post # 4
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    1017 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @mrstattoo10816:  Well, there are two way’s to look at this. Do you want size or sparkle? The .20 would sparkle a lot more than the .50. It’s all about preferrence. I just saw a post about this before about i2 colored diamonds. Let me see if I can find it!

    Post # 5
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    3365 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1997

    Except there are literally thousands of diamonds available in the sizes you are considering. The choice is NOT only between a flawless stone and and I2 J colour. You can find a happy medium, and probably hit the .5 ct mark (if that matters to you) without breaking the budget. Why the false dichotomy between two stones that aren’t even comparable?

    Post # 6
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    3693 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Color, flawless clarity, even ideal cut would be hard to appreciate in a 0.2 carat diamond. It wouldn’t be worth it to me. I also wouldn’t be happy with an I2, especially if that’s ungraded or graded by a lab that’s not GIA or AGS.

    Have you tried looking online? You can usually find a lot more bang for your buck on sites like James Allen. Most chain stores and mom + pop jewelers will rip you off. I would put your budget into their search engine, and see what the largest carat size you can get is with ideal/excellent cut.

    Post # 8
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    525 posts
    Busy bee

    Color has always been a large factor for me. .2 is a bit small so i would lean towards larger — what is your ring size?

    Post # 10
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    1893 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

    @mrstattoo10816:  If you love the .2 then get it! I personally would explore more options though. Is there a reason you have to go through that jeweler?

    Post # 12
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    725 posts
    Busy bee

    I agree that there is definitely a happy medium that can be found! I wouldn’t go for either of those and would expand my search!

    Post # 13
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    3693 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    On James Allen, they have a 0.23 carat D IF graded by GIA for $710. Blue Nile has 0.23 carat D VVS1 diamonds for between $449 and $736. Is this about the range you’re looking at with the jeweler?

    Post # 14
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    1106 posts
    Bumble bee

    A .2 diamond is not worth that much I would shop around and find something better than either of these deals. Most good jewelers won’t even carry an i2 diamond I’m curious what his price on that is with such low color. This jeweler wants to make a sale he more than like ky isn’t giving you a good deal. Take your time selecting a stone you can get a 6 prong solitaire setting almost anywhere for $200 so If that’s what you want I would buy a better stone off of blue nile and buy the setting at a jeweler and have it set there 

    Post # 15
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    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I had an I2 and I couldn’t stand it. I had to upgrade eventually. 

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